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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Spears
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Aniba
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1987
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two possums and black pole tapered at one end, by Mithali

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithali
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1974
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Pottery dish decorated with a wading bird, bands of cross-hatching, and a leaf pattern

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Tiwi Ipima Arts collection
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Dishes
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eddie Puruntatameri
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1988
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting possum, two birds, winged insect and central pole, by Bumuti

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bumuti
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1974
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Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri No 1
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1974
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Netball by Joyce Brown

Netball by Joyce Brown

History of Netball - Joyce Brown collection
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Books
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Joyce Brown
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1966
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Toy pandanus basket

Toy pandanus basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Toys
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Manakudok-adjiripa, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rhoda Baryambula
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1974
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Commemorative bus ticket for ACTION buses to the opening of New Parliament House in 1988

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ACTION Buses collection
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Bus tickets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Capital Territory Internal Omnibus Network
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1988
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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Batik silk scarf

Batik silk scarf

Aboriginal Women's Arts Festival collection
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Scarves
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Utopia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Women's Arts Festival
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1984
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I Own a Nuclear Target

I Own a Nuclear Target

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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United States of America
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United States Armed Forces
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1960
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Four unused centenary re-issue of the first postage stamps produced in Australia, 1950

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Third Great Seal of New South Wales collection
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Postage stamps
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Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1950
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Give us a Hand Gerry

Give us a Hand Gerry

1988 Opening of Parliament House collection
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Placards
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Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1988
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Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Coats of arms
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South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1951
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Reddish-coloured club with koala motif on both sides of head, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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'Subject No.1 - Aborigines' bicentennial commemorative milk carton

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ACT Milk Authority collection
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Milk containers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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ACT Milk Authority
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1987
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Painting on card by Ralph Gumudul, Goulburn Island NT - from the story 'How the kangaroo got his tail' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 13

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Kormilda College, Berrimah, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ralph Gumudul
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1974
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Boomerang with signatures of Lake Tyers World War II veterans

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1939
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Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Swan Richards collection
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Cricket equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stokes McGown Pty Ltd
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1950
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Headphone plug, lead, and speaker unit

Headphone plug, lead, and speaker unit

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1960
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Betting tickets from Jim McMahon

Betting tickets from Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon collection
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Tickets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Jim McMahon
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1983
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Black and white portrait photograph of F.K. Esling

Black and white portrait photograph of F.K. Esling

Frederick Karl Esling Railway Memorabilia collection
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Photographs
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Stuart Tompkins
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1955
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjikalayi
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1954
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage and Retrieval System A guide through the Mabo maze

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Terry Fox collection
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Government records
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1993
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Five dollar commemorative coin for Parliament House

Five dollar commemorative coin for Parliament House

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 1
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Commemorative coins
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1988
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Portrait photograph of Betty Rowland

Portrait photograph of Betty Rowland

Jon Lewis collection
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Portrait photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jon Lewis
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1986
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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